This blog used to be views on various things. But in all these years, I find it going a whole new direction.
Something which I have loved all the time. It's BOOKS!! So, presenting a whole new saga, of books and a little about them, whatever I can find, write, visualise and imagine...
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Friday, August 21, 2015
Reading when Bored?
Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence
What can you read when
you are bored? You can try asking me, I live off reading and writing… what
would I know? If I said stories, you would be thinking of all the novels, I am
meant to read and write about. But, I have an idea…
Try reading short
stories from school. :)
Firstly, they could be over before you know it, and secondly, the story would
be easier to understand and more fun with no teacher breathing down your neck.
And if you are as mad as me, you might just have a few copies from your old school
So, you might want to
try some of these. A short story by Mark Twain, named ‘Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence’
scores as my absolute favourite. It is such awesome humour, social commentary
and a few lessons too. Or perhaps, a couple of RK Narayan or Ruskin Bond stories
Then, there are the
Panchatantra short stories or perhaps a few Amar Chitra Katha stories. Not too
many ACKs in school, but they are there from all those years ago. Or maybe you
could try some of the Akbar-Birbal stories.
Some of these tales are
illustrated, so you can give your imagination a break. I absolutely love the
figures of all the animals in some of the Panchatantra tales.
I have never seen such
a funny jackal or a cooler looking fire breathing dragon. Some of the
international tales or even the African folk tales are exciting too. A few
American and British stories as well. Or perhaps Aesop’s fables or maybe even
fairy tales for the romantic ones.You
might give ‘The True Story of Three Little Pigs’ a go too. Or perhaps ‘The Lorax’ ? My god, there is no end!!
And I am not saying
that these books are for children only, but so many of these could be for adults,
who might be bored or just kind of staring blankly at their computers…So, ‘Read
up, Folks’, and bring on the fun…